Un jardín público | La invención del verde urbano en la ciudad de Santiago 1838-1875
(December 2023)

Pía Montealegre Beach
Softcover
12,5 x 18,5 cm | 280 pp.
Spanish 
ISBN: 978-956-6204-12-1

In nineteenth-century Santiago, arborization, gardening, and the relationship with the countryside and landscape were elements that shaped, either by inclusion or exclusion, the idea of a “public garden.” This book analyzes what seems a plausible explanation for a real fruition for urban greenery: its role, rather than bringing respite to a metropolis, would have been an invocation of modernity. An artifact that —efficiently and convincingly— would make a modern and cosmopolitan experience appear in public space. But, in its modern condition, it also turned out to be a double-edged sword that entailed renunciations and the rupture with a rural culture that, until then, invaded the city and modeled the forms of leisure.


Un jardín público [A Public Garden] is the second book of the Serie Doctorado, published in alliance with the FADEU UC Doctoral Program in Architecture and Urban Studies.



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